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How can I install nfs-common on Ubuntu 13.04? The only thing I get is error related to invoke-rc.d: initscript statd, action "start" failed., but I have not found anything what could potentially solve this issue.

sudo apt-get install nfs-common
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree       
Reading state information... Done
nfs-common is already the newest version.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
2 not fully installed or removed.
After this operation, 0 B of additional disk space will be used.
Do you want to continue [Y/n]? 
Setting up nfs-common (1:1.2.6-3ubuntu2) ...
start: Job failed to start
invoke-rc.d: initscript statd, action "start" failed.
dpkg: error processing nfs-common (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
dpkg: dependency problems prevent configuration of nfs-kernel-server:
 nfs-kernel-server depends on nfs-common (= 1:1.2.6-3ubuntu2); however:
  Package nfs-common is not configured yet.

dpkg: error processing nfs-kernel-server (--configure):
 dependency problems - leaving unconfigured
No apport report written because the error message indicates its a followup error from a previous failure.
                                                                                                          Errors were encountered while processing:
E: Sub-process /usr/bin/dpkg returned an error code (1)
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Have a look at NFSv4Howto. –  Mitch Jun 2 '13 at 16:04
@Mitch What part of that should help me? I have not found anything related to my error. –  Tomas Greif Jun 2 '13 at 16:13
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